Sharpening the saw in 2020

I don’t know what word you would use to describe 2020, but I’m calling it disruptive. The economy, health infrastructure, culture, and daily routines are a few areas in our world that have been tilted this year. My biggest struggle of 2020 so far has been navigating an unbounded furlough for the last three months and competing for jobs in Read More …

Conquer the antagonist

Yardwork reflections. I often use yard work as a time for self-reflection because what else is there to do while drawing shapes with a lawn mower? Sometimes I reflect on personal interactions and plans, but I also use the time to consider business activities. As I edged the lawn this week, I wondered how was it possible that some business Read More …

Process Improvement: Make it happen

Processes, processes, processes, what’s the purpose of all the processes that govern our lives? They certainly have merit and can aid us in many ways: They create repeatable steps that deliver consistent output. They should be derived from critical thinking which avoids hasty decisions. They optimize a flow of work to create a product or service. They allow quality to Read More …